As a principal in the city’s cultural community since 1939, Pittsburgh Opera and its events have developed a reputation for elegance and excitement. 


A woman in a dress spins two little girls in dresses while people in the background dance

Dancing at the Diamond
Horseshoe Ball, 2017.

Diamond Horseshoe Celebration 

Friday, September 30, 2022
Omni William Penn Hotel (530 William Penn Place)

Our traditional grand gala kicks off our 2022-23 season. The 67th annual Diamond Horseshoe Celebration welcomes everyone back to a fresh season of opera. Expect an elegant evening of cocktails and live performances by our much-loved Resident Artists!


Runway model from 2022 Fashion Show

Our 2022 fashion event

Fashion Show 

Monday, February 13, 2023
Bitz Opera Factory (2425 Liberty Avenue)



Pittsburgh Opera’s annual fashion event is back! Pittsburgh Opera will again combine the best in couture with top-shelf operatic entertainment to create a fabulous runway experience unlike any other.


Well-dressed men and women of different ages dance

Our 2018 Maecenas Gala event

Maecenas XXXVIII

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Bitz Opera Factory (2425 Liberty Avenue)



Pittsburgh Opera’s 38th annual season-ending fundraising gala, Maecenas is Pittsburgh Opera's signature fundraiser gala. Maecenas is the social event of the season, hailed by SEEN as “one of the best black tie galas in town” and by the Tribune Review as one of Pittsburgh’s top parties of the year.


For more information about any of our special event fundraisers, call 412-281-0912, ext. 225.